“I love Pink Floyd! I like the album with the triangle on it the best.”

“Pink Floyd is just over-glorified elevator music”

“Roger Waters sucks/is a big baby”

“Roger Waters should stay out of politics and focus on his music”

“Who’s Syd Barrett?”

“Pink Floyd is really just too weird”

For the newcomers to round-the-world racing, this was the most testing time. Aboard Ericsson the big Kiwi race veteran, Richard Mason, brought a reality check to those who were sitting on deck in the middle of a miserable, storm-laden night declaring how exhausted they were: “You guys don’t know what being tired is,” he bellowed. “This is easy. Being tired is when you’ve got two young kids at home that keep you up all night.”